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Zinc and COVID-19. New Studies Showing Effectiveness


Zinc
is essential for immune-cell development, and some studies have found that it reduces the risk of contracting respiratory infections. It may also reduce the number of days that someone has a cold or other respiratory tract infection. About 30% of American adults are deficient in the mineral, so taking a moderate dose of the supplement may be helpful anyway.


The study was double-blind, so neither patients nor researchers knew which patients had the placebo. The findings: the zinc group cleared symptoms more than three days earlier – 4.4 days versus 7.6 days of the placebo group, and, until that point, suffered fewer days with cough, headache, hoarseness, nasal congestion, and sore throat (fever, muscle aches, scratchy throat and sneezing remained similar during the cold’s duration).


A pathologist at the University of Colorado School of Medicine MD, and a molecular virologist who, while at the University of California, San Diego, did pioneering work in understanding coronaviruses sent an email to his friends and family. In it he told them to stock up now with zinc . He said zinc had been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus and most other viruses from multiplying in the body. He didn’t have any direct proof that it would be a “silver bullet” to COVID-19 but felt that from the studies done on similar viruses it should help.


Recommended dosage: 75 mg-100 mg per day


Here are the 2 studies:


https://www.uchealth.org/today/zinc-could-help-diminish-extent-of-covid-19/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/zinc-may-have-protective-effects-against-covid-19



Bruce Brightman – founder

LifeSource Vitamins